Last January, my main resolution was to eat breakfast each and every day. I am happy to report that I’ve been able to stick to said plan. :)

I posted this ochazuke recipe when I announced the resolution early in 2010; ochazuke with egg is something I still enjoy quite frequently, especially in the winter.


I love this recipe because it’s both nutritious and tasty. Another plus is that if you’ve got leftover brown rice in the refrigerator, you can prepare it in a couple of minutes. Wakame seaweed is something you may not have in your pantry, but believe me: you should. Seaweeds are chock full of minerals and excellent for helping to detoxify the body. If you don’t have the seaweed, though, you could use some shredded kale (or another dark leafy green) and cook it with the shallots.

If the fiber and B-vitamins from the rice and the superfoods profile of the seaweed aren’t enough to talk you into this dish, you’ve also got the anti-oxidant rich green tea, the protein from the egg(s) and all the beneficial compounds in the shallots. Do I need to go on?

While this recipe does make a great savory breakfast, it can, of course, be enjoyed any time of the day. If you don’t eat eggs, you could try this with cooked tempeh or fish (salmon would be great).

ochazuke photo

Feel free to sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds over the ochazuke before serving, as well.

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More Ochazuke Recipes:

Classic Ochazuke from Eat a Duck I Must
Ochazuke from Roti n Rice
Salmon Ochazuke from Food52


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    Kristina @ spabettie — January 5, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    this looks delicious – I love anything with wakame. I am wanting this for breakfast right now (and actually think I HAVE everything to make it!!)

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    Winnie — January 5, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    Thanks Kristina! I am a huge fan of wakame, too :)

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    Wanda — January 5, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    Nice work. I don’t think I’ve had anything with seaweed in it. I would love to try it. Thanks.

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    Winnie — January 5, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    Try it Wanda. Seaweed is super low cal. and chock full of minerals :)

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    Jeanette — January 5, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    Yum, this looks so good. I love wakame and this is a nice way to incorporate both seaweed and brown rice into breakfast. I’ve had miso soup with wakame, brown rice and a hard boiled egg for breakfast before, so this recipe will be a nice addition.

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    Winnie — January 5, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    we are definitely on the same breakfast wavelength!

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    Zoe — January 5, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    on my recent meal plan I’ve been having rice vermicelli noodles with poached eggs on top…it’s so delicious for breakfast as the yolks coat all the noodles. YUM! I’m looking forward to next week when I can have eggs again!!
    This however looks extra tasty with the onions and seaweed…and going to try this soon :) I like the idea of miso soup on rice with an egg that Jeanette mentioned also.

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    Winnie — January 5, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    I love this with a poached egg too…and I love Jeannette’s idea!

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    Robin — January 5, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    This is another great post Winnie. Thank you!

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    Winnie — January 5, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    You are welcome Robin. So glad you stopped by and left a comment!

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    Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan — January 5, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    yummm! this is exactly the breakfast I could eat everyday.

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    Winnie — January 5, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    me, too!

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    sippitysup — January 5, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Wakame (and seaweed in general) is the perfect metaphor for a happy new year! GREG

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    Winnie — January 5, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    Thanks Greg!

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    Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan — January 6, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    I love your pics and have been meaning to ask what camera you use….?

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    Winnie — January 6, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    Hi there,
    Thanks: I have a canon D300…

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    Cookin' Canuck — January 6, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    Winnie, this recipe is right up my alley. Fried egg, shallots, rice – wonderful!

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    Winnie — January 6, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    Thanks! And HAPPY BDAY!!!

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    Biren @ Roti n Rice — January 7, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    I love ochazuke and eat it often as it is so easy to prepare. Thanks for the link back. I received a “ping” on my blog.

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    Jaya Dixit — January 16, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    This might just be the most brilliant/gorgeous breakfast ever! And I take breakfast very seriously!